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Graeme Maxton
Author, The End of Progress
Freelance Correspondent
Fellow of the International Center of the Club of Rome
Speaker & Moderator on The World Economy & Asia

Speaker | Moderator | Presenter

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When Graeme Maxton speaks, people listen. He is a lively, thought-provoking presenter who engages his audiences in a way that challenges them to think about the future. He believes modern economics has failed us and that we are facing the end of sustainable growth.

Graeme Maxton is an economist and writer who presents and facilitates dialogue on the world economy, global business and Asia. Well-known for his insights, stimulating presentations and event-chairing style, he delivers punchy, clearly articulated analysis on the opportunities and risks that lie ahead.

In his latest, recently-released book, The End of Progress: How modern economics has failed us, he challenges conventional ideas about the long term prospects for economic growth, the sustainability of humankind's resource use, the consequences of China's rise and the West's measures of progress. This was immediately nominated for the Financial Times – Goldman Sachs 2011 Business Book of the Year award.

Formerly a freelance contributor to The Economist andThe World in, he now writes for a wide range of other international publications and regularly appears on major international news channels, including CNN and the BBC, and is a regular guest host on CNBC's morning news programme "Squawk Box."

Graeme is a naturally skilled moderator, renowned for his "in-conversation' interview style - both live and recorded - with CEOs and political figures including Carlos Ghosn, President of Nissan, Vincent Cheng, Chairman of HSBC China and Jim Rogers, the investment guru. He also chairs meetings, CEO lunches and roundtables around the world on a diverse range of subjects, including energy, defence, shipping, banking compliance and manufacturing in China.

Until May 2007 he was a regional director of the Economist Intelligence Unit in Asia, responsible for the editorial content of the Corporate Network, a membership programme for senior regional executives. He still provides advice to a wide range of businesses including those in automotive, manufacturing, distribution, financial services and consumer goods as well as several Asian governments.

“Maxton is a thinker of astonishing depth and breadth, one to speak the tough truths that many other academics, politicians and commentators avoid.”   Huffington Post